RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Pastor, founder of Harvest America, and nationally syndicated radio host Greg Laurie issues the following statement in response to the New York City terror attack that took eight lives and left a dozen more injured:
“Our nation has been touched by yet another barbaric act of terrorism. This time eight lives have been taken from us and a dozen more injured, only blocks from the site of the World Trade Center. Today we mourn the senseless loss of life and the attack on our way of life, but we must never allow violence and hatred of this kind to shake us from the foundations of our faith. As Christians, we take heart, knowing that in the end all evil will be defeated and goodness and love will win the day. ”
“We pray for the city of New York, which has just experienced its most deadly act of terror since 9/11. We pray also for the victims’ families and loved ones left behind, that they will find peace in the weeks and months ahead. We also pray that God would bring redemption from this tragedy, as only He can, reminding us all that it’s in Christ alone that we can find true and lasting hope.”
Pastor Greg Laurie serves as the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, one of the largest churches in America; is the author of more than 70 books; is the creator of 3 feature films; hosts the nationally syndicated radio broadcast, A New Beginning; and is the founder of Harvest Crusades, a large-scale evangelistic ministry attended by more than 7.6 million people worldwide, both in-person in stadiums & arenas across the U.S., Canada, Australia & New Zealand, and via live satellite broadcasts. He will host the SoCal Harvest 2017 at Angel Stadium August 18-20.